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Computer

Volume 38 Issue 7 • July 2005

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  • [Front cover]

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  • Table of contents

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  • Masthead

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  • Article summaries

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  • Letters

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  • 32 & 16 Years Ago

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):10 - 11
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    The more we know about yesterday, the better we will be able to deal with today. Computer offers this column providing excerpts from past issues to serve as a memory jogger for older members and as a perspective creator for newer members. View full abstract»

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  • Judging Science Fairs

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):12 - 15
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    Brilliant engineering students are as creative as experienced engineers in industry, but they lack the experience to know how to apply their creativity. All things considered, the best strategy is to judge submissions to a science fair effort in engineering at the high school or college level both relative to each other and absolutely, against the highest conceivable standards. View full abstract»

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  • Eclipse becomes the dominant Java IDE

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):16 - 18
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    Since Sun Microsystems introduced Java in 1995, proponents have sought ways to boost the technology's fortunes. One approach is to create an integrated development environment that would make working with Java easier. Supporters hoped an IDE would make Java more competitive with Microsoft's popular Visual Studio .NET, which provides an environment for integrated, easy-to-use software tools that ap... View full abstract»

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  • Instant messaging: a new target for hackers

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):20 - 23
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    Instant messaging is exploding as a means of personal and corporate communications. Individuals chat via IM; companies rely on beefed-up versions of the technology, with its real-time capabilities, for collaborative design work; and e-businesses use IM to provide live, immediate customer service to shoppers. Meanwhile, the technology is finding its way onto mobile devices, including PDAs and smart... View full abstract»

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  • News Briefs

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):24 - 25
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  • Securing Wi-Fi networks

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):28 - 34
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    Wi-Fi networks, based on the IEEE 802.11 b/g standards, have become very popular in recent years. Many users have installed Wi-Fi networks at home, and numerous corporations have added Wi-Fi access points to their wired networks, giving employees easier access to corporate data and services. Hackers can decrypt and read data on a wireless link protected by built-in WEP encryption, and may even be ... View full abstract»

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  • Computer Society Information

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 35
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  • Guest Editors' Introduction: Multiprocessor Systems-on-Chips

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):36 - 40
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    Single processors may be sufficient for low-performance applications that are typical of early microcontrollers, but an increasing number of applications require multiprocessors to meet their performance goals. View full abstract»

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  • Parallelism and the ARM instruction set architecture

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):42 - 50
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    Over the past few years, the ARM reduced-instruction-set computing (RISC) processor has evolved to offer a family of chips that range up to a full-blown multiprocessor. Embedded applications' demand for increasing levels of performance and the added efficiency of key new technologies has driven the ARM architecture's evolution. Throughout this evolutionary path, the ARM team has used a full range ... View full abstract»

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  • Configurable processors: a new era in chip design

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):51 - 59
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    Over the past few decades, the microprocessor has emerged as a fixed, stand-alone, reusable block created by highly skilled specialists. Because developing good, efficient microprocessor architectures can take years, many designers have come to regard them as monolithic entities subject to change only over long time periods and after careful consideration by an anointed few. However, the rise of a... View full abstract»

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  • An open platform for developing multiprocessor SoCs

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):60 - 67
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    Nanometer technologies integrate hundreds of millions of transistors in a single chip. Opportunities provided by these technologies, combined with the consolidation of platform-based design approaches, the evolution toward multiprocessor architectures, and consideration of the network-on-chip (NoC) paradigm suggest new methods for designing and verifying embedded systems. Clearly, a pure software ... View full abstract»

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  • Evaluating digital entertainment system performance

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):68 - 72
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    Digital entertainment systems - which encompass a broad range of applications, including smart phones, set-top boxes, MP3 players, DVD players and recorders, game consoles, and digital cameras - have become the driving force behind the expansion of the semiconductor market, outstripping even PCs. Consider, for example, that in 2003, smartphones represented about 3 percent of the 500 million mobile... View full abstract»

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  • Call and Calendar

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):73 - 75
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  • Computer Society Connection

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):76 - 78
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    Membership news of interest to Computer Society members: Student Design Teams Compete for $20,000 Prize; CSIDC 2005 Names Top Ten Finalist Teams; 2005 Ombudsman Serves as Member Advocate; IEEE Computer Society Election Update; Certification Testing Opportunities Resume on 1 September. View full abstract»

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  • Products

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): 83
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  • Bookshelf

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  • Absolutely positively on time: what would it take? [embedded computing systems]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):85 - 87
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    Despite considerable progress in software and hardware techniques, many recent computing advances do more harm than good when embedded computing systems absolutely must meet tight timing constraints. For example, while synchronous digital logic delivers precise timing determinacy, advances in computer architecture and software have made it difficult or impossible to estimate or predict software's ... View full abstract»

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  • 2004 IEEE Computer Society Professional Membership / Subscription Application

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  • Developer-focused assurance requirements [Evaluation Assurance Level and Common Criteria for IT system evaluation]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):91 - 93
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    In 1999, the International Organization for Standardization and the International Electrotechnical Commission jointly published the Common Criteria for Information Technology Security revaluation to provide IT security evaluation guidelines that extend to an international community. The assurance requirements, including prepackaged sets of Evaluation Assurance Levels (EALs) in the Common Criteria ... View full abstract»

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  • The Tech Buzz Game [stock market prediction]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):94 - 97
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    Prediction markets, also known as information or decision markets, are designed to forecast future events or trends. Internet-based prediction markets can easily aggregate the insights of an unlimited number of potentially knowledgeable people asynchronously. The Tech Buzz Game - a joint venture between Yahoo! Research Labs and O'Reilly Media - is a fantasy prediction market launched in March 2005... View full abstract»

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